An e-book—that is, a book that lacks a URL and that you use software to read on a personal device or computer—is considered a version according to the MLA Handbook’s template of core elements:
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., e-book, Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
If you know the type of e-book you consulted (e.g., Kindle, EPUB), specify it instead of “e-book”:
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Kindle ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
When citing an e-book in your text, avoid using device-specific numbering systems. See section 3.3.3 of the handbook for suggestions on alternative ways to identify the parts of a work.
For an example of how to cite a book published on a Web site, see page 34 of the handbook.
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Published 23 June 2016